preview

Budgeting Persuasive Essay

Decent Essays
For many people, budgeting plays a very important role in their lives. This usually applies more to adults than their children though. So... should you be forcing your children to have a budget, and stick to it? I don't believe so. First off, we're kids, we should be having fun. If we earn the money that we are spending, then why shouldn't we be able to spend it the way we choose? Second, I believe that when your child becomes a teenager, you should be allowing them to make mistakes. If you don't allow your child any room to make their own financial decisions, then aren't you giving up a perfect and valuable learning experience? Lastly, todays teens, says researchers, aren already experiencing stress levels even higher than those reported by…show more content…
According to www.apa.org, American teens say they experience stress in patterns similar to adults, and during the school year they report having even higher stress levels than reported by adults! Even in summer teens are under a lot of stress! According to www.juniorachievement.org, sixty-three percent of teens have seasonal jobs! That can amount to a lot of stress for a teenager! There is a quote by Zig Ziglar that states: "Money won't make you happy, but everybody wants to find out for themselves." This, I believe, is very true. We have all heard the people who have said that spending money helps relieve their sress. Could this be the hope that today's teens are clinging to when the refuse profoundly to keeping a budget? If so, maybe parents should be looking into what could be causing their childrens stress, instead of trying to force them away from what could be keeping them sane! There are many reasons why you should be forcing your teen to keep a budget, but what about the reasons why not? First off, every parent was once a teenager themselves, so they should know all about what being controlled felt like. What teenager would honestly want to be told how to spend their money? Second, allowing children to make mistakes, especially finacially, could potentially teach them a truly valuable lesson! Lastly, allowing them to be in control of their own money could be something
Get Access